Dec 22, 2018
2 arrested for drone disruption at London Gatwick airport
Authorities have arrested two people in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at Gatwick Airport in London, where hundreds of flights were grounded from Wednesday night into Friday as a result of the massive disruption, Sky News reports.
The big picture: Gatwick is uniquely susceptible to this kind of disruption since it's a small, single-runway airport. But the incident nonetheless raises questions about what kind of impact a larger army of drones could have on an airport like Chicago O'Hare, or what other kinds of security threats drones could present in the coming years.
Go deeper: The drone nightmare is here